I have recently been repatriated back to the USA. As no
I have recently been repatriated back to the USA. As no positions were available here they said I could locate anywhere in the US. However, will I be able to claim UI if I do not go back to the state(s) where they do business - Alaska & Texas.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: it was full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no
I was "hired" by a housekeeping company, although the boss
I was "hired" by a housekeeping company, although the boss was saying that we are not his employees. He dictated all our hours, duties, and demanded alot from us and although I was told I would be paid a percentage of the clients fee, I was never told what exactly the fees or percentages were. As time went on, he started paying less percentage saying we were being docked because of whatever he decided. I was not even getting minimum wage at the end! What rights do I haveJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I just quitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
My husband is currently being sued for violation of a
My husband is currently being sued for violation of a non-compete agreement. He has not been served yet but the processor went up to his current job to serve the papers so we don't know the details. We are really concerned because the only reason my husband even left that job is because they didn't have enough work for him. No work equals a small check. He is currently the only one employed right now because I was laid off last year so his need to find another job was imperative. He didn't realize how serious this non-compete agreement was. HR explained it to him differently than what was actually written. Apparently he is not supposed to work for another competitor for the next two years following a resignation or termination. Of course my husband was not aware of that or else he would not have accepted his current job. His ex employer seems to be coming after him with a vengeance. What we don't understand is why him? My husband is not the only employee that he has lost to this current employer but for some reason my husband is the target. Ex employer is trying to make my husband responsible for business that he lost after he resigned. How can my husband be single handedly responsible for the business he lost? What should we do? We are not financially capable to repay all the wages he claims he lost.JA: How long does the non-compete last? Is it limited to certain cities or states?Customer: Not sure.JA: Is the employment "at will," union, full time, or part time?Customer: Alabama is an "at will" state. The job was a full time positionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't thinks so.
I was offered a job, accepted it and gave my notice to my
I was offered a job, accepted it and gave my notice to my current employer. Then found out that my health insurance was going to cost me a substantial cut in pay and we couldn't agree on the benefits. I then went to talk to my boss and asked if I could withdraw may resignation before I retracted my acceptance of my job offer and he said he accepted it. Then I retracted my job offer. After I retracted it, he and the Controller called me to a meeting and said that they didn't accept my withdrawal of my resignation and they wanted to do something different now after they discussed. I am now being terminated. I did everything to keep this job including begging. They said they would let me stay on one more week past my resignation date to tie up loose ends and they are giving me a 2 weeks severence Can I get unemployment?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will, and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
Recently, I had my appraisal done by my boss and he said I
Recently, I had my appraisal done by my boss and he said I did a great job. When talking about a salary adjustment, he said I could choose between a salary adjustment or an increase in my bonus from the current 15% to 25%. After thinking about it, I decided on a salary adjustment which would include the 10% difference in bonus to be factored into my salary, and opted to keep my bonus at 15%. In my mind, it would be a zero sum game for my employer since it would cost them the same amount at the end of the day. However, my boss went ahead to execute an adjustment based on his own calculation and kept my bonus at 15%. As a result, there was a shortfall of 5k after taking into account the salary adjustment he made. When I confronted about the matter, he shut me up by saying I chose the salary adjustment option and he did not agree with my proposal to include the 10% difference in bonus into my salary adjustment and that he had already executed the change. My question is, do I still have a case to opt for the bonus increase since the salary adjustment is not on par with the increase in bonus? My boss refused to discuss this issue with me anymore, saying it is not in his DNA to look out for me and let me know that I have chosen the lesser option. I feel very aggrieved by his attitude, bearing in mind that I have been with this organization for 20 years. Please do advise me if I have a legal case against him or the company since he literally forced it down my throat to accept the lesser option. Thank you.
My boss moved me from another state where I left my family
My boss moved me from another state where I left my family sold my house in a hurry came here signed a lease to a townhouse and 6 months later he fired me with nothing. No insurance nothing. Can I sue him for at least my lease and money to move?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: we came from TexasJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: full time, no union. I was told it's a right to work state.
I am an employer and we have an outside sales person that is
I am an employer and we have an outside sales person that is not making an agreed amount of sales calls and also going and using his sales time to make unauthorized personal calls. We have also caught him falsifying sales call reports as well How can we terminate this person without being on the hook for an unemployment claim? He is an employee that is 65 years old and we don't want to do anything that would make him think it has anything to do with his age or health. Complaints of being tired constantlyJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry, OklahomaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He is paid base salary plus commission.
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I am currently employed at an independent school and
I am currently employed at an independent school and recently have been attempting to find new work. The reason for it is because I have evidence to show that it has been a hostile work environment. At some point, my boss conducted activity directed towards me which was inappropriate. Upon not paying attention in a staff meeting, maybe 1-2 times, he decided to "Google" me (this was something I documented thoroughly but did not go to HR with for fear of it affecting my job and future job prospects), and upon this what I believe to be an unwarranted search to defame my character, and not finding "evidence", he then used the information he discovered about me, which was done during the summer months, and just of professional development activities, and publications in journals (none of those activities being criminal in nature). I don't believe that what he did should have warranted him doing this additional background check on me, which was well past the period of time after the background check, which was over 1.5 years ago, and it was done without my consent. In any case, that, and cases of racial discrimination against me by students, I decided to move on. I also had a grievance with the workload which forced me to take some days off because of overwork and fatigue. Upon providing my notice of leave and resignation, I asked our faculty supervisor if he could serve as my reference. He then said that if contacted, he would give less than glowing reviews of me, regardless of my being a strong teacher academically, that he would bring in absences on the job, and lateness of grades entered, all of which consequences of the overload of the job requirements (I am basically the entirety of the science department, teach all classes, head the department and run an outside department program). He even specifically said that what he had to say "might affect my future job prospects". I wasn't aware of the absences issue, and have yet still have not been informed (the staff as a whole have not been either), of the number of total sick and personal days I am alotted in the year. In September, they said they were still negotiating this. So I have no idea if I have "gone over", or if I am in range. The school does not provide substitute teachers so other teachers are asked to relieve the duties of those who are absent. In any case, I know this is a major HR issue, and without knowledge of days I have left, I am not in breach of having taken more than the allowed number of days. So if that was used against me, that would not be a truthful representation of what is happening at the school. I applied to a job recently, had a really great interview, and then when I asked for the status, was told nothing definitive and that they were screen more people before making a final decision. I am worried that a bad recommendation at this place has caused this decision, because I don't see what went wrong in the interview, everything went great, and I was simply informed last week that they were calling references this week. In any case, I'm not sure what I can do now, I feel like every job I will be applying for from here on what will run into the same issues and I am worried that my future employment will be affected. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful response and consultation.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude